WGI Inc. Honored With Three Awards for Work on Brightline Project

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of WGI Inc.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – For its work on the Brightline project in Florida, WGI Inc. has been awarded with three engineering excellence awards.

WGI Inc. announced it has been honored for its work on the Brightline High-Speed Rail project in Florida with three prestigious engineering excellence awards. According to the release, WGI “served as the sole geospatial consultant for phase four of the Brightline project, which extended from West Palm beach to Cocoa, collecting and analyzing essential survey data for the project’s entire construction team.” The three engineering awards the firm received include:

For the project, WGI created and implemented several innovations that gave the construction team measurements that were safe, timely, and accurate. The WGI geospatial team’s innovations reduced costs and overall construction times. WGI states that by “leveraging their custom work order tracking system, WGI managed work assignments for as many as seven concurrent field crews working seven days a week along the 130-mile corridor.” This tool allowed for a balance between crew scheduling with track accessibility and critical path schedule elements.

Vice President, Geospatial at WGI Stephen Clancy said, “We are proud to have been recognized with these prestigious awards. . . WGI is one of the premier geospatial firms in the United States, and our work on Brightline was vital to the project’s success. It demonstrates the extraordinary impact that a dedicated team and innovative solutions can have on successful project delivery through each phase of design and construction.”

Clancy continued and stated that the “team applied technology and custom applications to streamline tasks that were often labor intensive and impacted construction crews. . . In particular, our deployment of autonomous monitoring stations provided around the clock, real-time measurements ensuring construction activities did not impact adjacent bridge structures, including the active freight rail corridor.”

About Brightline

Brightline is the first privately owned high-speed rail project in the United States, and the first private rail project of any type in over a century. The rail line provides service from Miami to Orlando, with an additional section extending service to Tampa under development. The landmark project has had an extraordinary impact on both the economy and the environment, and it is expected to inject $6.4 billion into Florida’s economy by the end of the decade. Brightline will also remove 3 million vehicles from local highways and roadways each year as commuters turn to high-speed rail transportation rather than driving their personal vehicles. This will translate to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 13,800,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.

About WGI Inc.

As a multidisciplinary solutions-providing consulting firm, WGI has 25 offices in eight states, serving an active client base in over 40 states, specializing in the following disciplines: geospatial and land surveying, subsurface utility engineering, land development/municipal engineering, mobility planning, traffic and transportation engineering, parking solutions, restoration and structural engineering, landscape architecture, environmental sciences and water resources, architecture, land planning, and MEP engineering. In 2023, ENR ranked WGI #171 on its list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. It also named WGI #31 on its list of top Southeast Design Firms and #65 on its list of top Texas/Louisiana firms. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.

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